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James Sutton

James Sutton, one of 200 convicts transported on the Katherine Stewart Forbes, 07 October 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Sutton
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1st June, 1811
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 4th August, 1896
Age: 85 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Shop lifting
Convicted at: Wilts Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Katherine Stewart Forbes
Departure date: 7th October, 1829
Arrival date: 18th February, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 229 (117)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Lee Sutton on 9th January, 2016 wrote:

James was born on 1 June 1811 in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England and was convicted at 19 yo was convicted of Shop Lifting and transported to NSW James arrived in Australia on 19 Feb 1830 and was put to work on the making of the Newcastle Breakwater. He was only 5’5"tall with a ruddy freckled complexion with brown eyes and brown hair. His handwriting was copperplate and is on display at St Clements Church. His parents are unknown
After James was pardoned he took up a selection at Glennies Creek in NSW and named his property Snerdon.
He married 14 yo Jane Andrews on 26 Dec 1844 at Clements Church of England, Camberwell(they were the first couple to marry there and at the time the church had no roof, no floor and the walls were only 6’ high) They are both buried in the church grounds
They had 16 children, and in the 1880’s the boys took work bringing the telegraph line from Singleton to Yetman . In 1888 when the line was completed 5 boys remained and all bought properties in the North Star Area
James died on 4 Aug 1896 aged 85 Years and Jane died 19 Oct 1911 aged 81

Wayne Sutton on 4th February, 2016 wrote:

fathers name Richard mother unknown property at Glennies creek was Snerdleton

Convict Changes History

Lee Sutton on 22nd November, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1st June, 1811 (prev. 0000), date of death: 4th August, 1896 (prev. 0000), crime

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